Joan received our call from London, where she has been working as a broadcaster and a journalist for almost 50 years…
“I met Jim because during the 1960s I was a BBC journalist and I would go up to the Edinburgh Festival every single year. I did it for about some 13-14 years, and of course Jim was a very important figure in the Fringe Festival at that time. So it was natural that I would come across him, that I would find him and meet him. You only meet Jim once and you stay friends forever.”
Thanks Joan for sharing these wonderful memories with us!
Joan Bakewell in the 1960s, by the time she met Jim
Photographs via thetymes.co.uk and bbc.co.uk